Motley Crue Announces Crue Fest 2008, the Summer’s Loudest Show on Earth


Produced by Live Nation, Crue Fest, a touring rock festival featuring the hottest names in rock and alternative, kicks off on July 1st, and will hit over 40 major North American cities by the end of August. As if fans getting to see a Motley Crue show were not enough, there is an impressive line-up for the first year of the tour which includes Buckcherry, Papa Roach, breakout rock artist Sixx:A.M., and alternative rock band Trapt. Tickets will go on sale via beginning Friday or Saturday, depending on the market. Fans that can’t wait for the onsale can get their tickets immediately by going to Citi cardmembers will also have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass(R) Program, available to all Citi cardmembers at starting now and running through Friday, April 18th at 10pm.

Says Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, “We are SO excited not only to headline our own annual summer festival, but also to be able to share the stage with the next generation of great rock bands. There’s not a lot Motley Crue hasn’t done so to say this summer’s festival is going to be about rock ‘n roll excess is an understatement. A night of hit songs by great bands and a trail of panties coast to coast … Crue Fest, hell yeah!”

During the press conference, Motley Crue also announced that they will release “Saints of Los Angeles,” their first new studio album recorded with all of the original band members in over a decade, on June 17th.

Today’s event featured the premiere of Motley Crue’s brand new single, “Saints of Los Angeles,” which the band played live during a brief but raucous performance. The song, which also includes backing vocals by Josh Todd (Buckcherry), Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), James Michael (Sixx:A.M.) and Chris Brown (Trapt) is the title track of the new album. Lyrically, the new album follows the story of the band’s NY Times best-selling memoir The Dirt, a no-holds-barred tell-all that features every gritty detail of the band’s exploits as one of the world’s biggest rock bands. The first single and video were serviced today to radio and television and the digital download was instantly made available for purchase at the iTunes Music Store. In an industry first, the song was also made available as a download for the Rock Band video game simultaneously with its single release.

In addition to being televised live on Fuse, the press conference was broadcast live online and syndicated on numerous websites including Motley Crue chose to deliver the live stream using Microsoft Silverlight via iStreamPlanet, Co’s iStream Player. The iStream Player is built on Microsoft Silverlight technology which is a lightweight cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in that delivers the next generation of fully immersive media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight ensures consumers worldwide have a consistent experience while watching content in any browser and on any platform.

Official partners for Crue Fest include JVC Mobile Audio, MTV’s Rock Band, Best Buy, Fuse TV, Lotus, and On-site activities will include a 2nd “Stage” presented by Rock Band where fans attending the show can play the part of “rock star” while playing the game. A special Crue Fest CD featuring tracks from all of the bands on the tour will be available exclusively at Best Buy beginning June 17th. JVC Mobile Audio premiered a viral video featuring Josh Todd of Buckcherry and Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach having an “experience” in a car surrounded by the latest JVC audio/visual technology, a cast of hot babes and a ton of soap bubbles.

  Crue Fest U.S./Canada Tour Dates:

  07.01.08   West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
  07.03.08   Tampa, FL           Ford Amphitheatre
  07.05.08   Charlotte, NC       Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
  07.06.08   Virginia Beach, VA  Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach
  07.08.08   Wantagh, NY         Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
  07.09.08   Buffalo, NY         Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
  07.10.08   Sarnia, ONT         Bayfest
  07.12.08   Philadelphia, PA    Susquehanna Bank Center
  07.13.08   Washington, DC      Nissan Pavilion
  07.15.08   Detroit, MI         DTE Energy Music Theatre
  07.16.08   Chicago, IL         First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  07.18.08   Indianapolis, IN    Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
  07.19.08   Milwaukee, WI       Marcus Amphitheater
  07.20.08   St. Louis, MO       Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
  07.22.08   Houston, TX         Toyota Center
  07.23.08   San Antonio, TX     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  07.24.08   Dallas, TX Center
  07.26.08   Albuquerque, NM     Journal Pavilion
  07.27.08   Denver, CO          Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
  07.29.08   Salt Lake City, UT  USANA Amphitheatre
  07.31.08   Phoenix, AZ         Cricket Wireless Pavilion

  08.01.08   Las Vegas, NV       Mandalay Bay Events Center
  08.02.08   Los Angeles, CA     Glen Helen Pavilion
  08.05.08   Sacramento, CA      Sleep Train Pavilion
  08.06.08   Mountain View, CA   Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
  08.08.08   Seattle, WA         White River Amphitheatre
  08.09.08   Portland, OR        Rose Garden
  08.11.08   Vancouver, BC       General Motors Place
  08.13.08   Edmonton, AB        Rexall Place
  08.14.08   Calgary, AB         Pengrowth Saddledome
  08.15.08   Saskatoon, SK       Credit Union Centre
  08.17.08   Winnipeg, MB        MTS Centre
  08.19.08   Cincinnati, OH      Riverbend Amphitheatre
  08.20.08   Cleveland, OH       Blossom Music Center
  08.22.08   Boston, MA          Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
  08.23.08   Holmdel, NJ         PNC Bank Arts Center
  08.24.08   Uncasville, CT      Mohegan Sun Arena
  08.28.08   Toronto, ONT        Molson Amphitheatre
  08.29.08   Albany, NY          Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  08.30.08   Scranton, PA        Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
  08.31.08   Pittsburgh, PA      Post-Gazette Pavilion

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